House removals is never an easy task for anyone. There are so many things to consider, often with so little time. That is why it’s important to work with the best movers to help you with the process of moving houses. In this article, we’ll let you in some helpful tips that will guide you when moving from one home to another.
1. Declutter before moving.
House removals can get stressful especially if you have a ton of stuff in your home. Decluttering prior to moving will save you a lot of money and time. If there are things you’ve been longing to get rid of, do them before moving day. That way, you’ll only be bringing with you the things you truly need and want.
2. Pack by location of your belongings.
Most people pack based on what room an item belongs to. For example, there will be a box dedicated to kitchen tools. While this is not a bad way to categorize things, it can get tricky to find the things you need once you’re settled in your new home.
A better way to pack is based on the location of your things in your previous home. You can pack by drawer instead of by category of items. Instead of sorting things as ‘kitchen’, ‘bedroom’, or ‘living room’, why not sort things as ‘kitchen top drawer’ or ‘kids’ dresser, bottom drawer’. This will help you find your things more easily once you finish the move.
3. Take pictures.
Taking down a bed frame or a cabinet? Taking pictures of the disassembling process will help you set it up again in your new home. You can also take pictures of your current set-up to make sure you can easily replicate it in your new home.
4. Pack last what you want to unpack first.
If you’ve traveled before, you know how often you have to rummage through your luggage for your toothbrush because you forgot you will need it before you actually leave the house. This also applies to house removals. Anything you will need immediately once you get settled in your new home should be packed last.
If you want to save some time and stress when moving houses, you should work with a reputable moving company to help you with the process. Just make sure to perform a background check on the company so you know your belongings are in good hands.
Infographic provided by True Friends Moving Company